How to apply and remove Z Wrap adhesive tattoo bandage


Applying Z Wrap adhesive tattoo bandage is relatively simple once you have familiarise yourself with the instructions below. On difficult to reach and larger coverage areas you will likely need someone to help you apply and remove each application as required. 

How to apply Z Wrap - Let the tattoo bleed first for at least ten minutes then thoroughly clean it with Z Wash to ensure the tattoo is clean.


  • Cut the film to size so that the covering is 3-5cm larger than your tattoo around the perimeter if possible. If applying tattoo aftercare before Z Wrap, do not apply on the non-tattooed skin around the edges of the tattoo as this will be the skin that the film adheres to so it should be kept free from oily substances.

The film has three layers: 1. protective paper underside layer 2. protective plastic topside layer 3. bandage film middle layer.

  • First, remove the protective paper underside layer at the perforation and apply this side to the tattoo with your skin or limb in a neutral position. Apply gentle pressure to ensure adhesion. 
  • Following adhesion to the skin, remove the protective plastic topside at the perforation. Depending on fluid build-up, leave on for 8 – 24 hours then remove and gently wash the tattoo and reapply a second application. Leave the second application on for 4 – 7 days. It is normal for blood and fluids to collect under the bandage.

 How to remove Z Wrap:

  • First, thoroughly wash the the tattoo bandage an surrounding skin using Z Wash premium tattoo cleanser so that the area is clean prior to removal. This will also help to loosen the bandage film dressing.  
  • Gently peel the film back over itself avoiding pulling directly upwards. If Z Wrap is hard to peel from the skin, allow warm water to run under the bandage film to loosen the adhesion. NB: This is best done at the end of a shower to allow sufficient time for the adhesive to loosen from the warm soap and water.

Tip 1: With a pair of scissors, cut the corners rounded slightly to help prevent corners from lifting once applied. 

Tip 2: When covering a larger tattoo such as a full back piece, you will likely need to overlap multiple sheets of film to obtain full coverage. To do this you apply the first sheet to one corner of the tattoo, then adhere the edge of the second joining sheet to the first, and so on. When joining sheets, it's best to allow 20-30mm overlap to help each sheet adhere well to its joining sheet.    

Use only as directed and do not apply to infected skin. Do not use if you have allergies to adhesives. For further information or assistance, contact or visit

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